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Historical Events In April - 12

Sunday, 13 June 2021

1879  Frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children book week on this day in history.  

1883  The birth of Imogen Cunningham, American photographer on April - 12.  

1883  On April - 12 french troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal  

1883  Imogen Cunningham, photographer (1965 ASMP award) on this day in history.  

1884  On April - 12 otto Meyerhof, Germany, psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922)  

1887  On April - 12 henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm," premieres in Oslo  

1892  On April - 12 george C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter  

1892  Johnny Dodds, early jazz clarinettist on this day in history.  

1893  Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi on April - 12.  

1894  British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa on this day in history.  

1894  On this day in history francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58)  

1896  Stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens) on this day in history.  

1896  Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1898  Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in SF Bay to Navy on April - 12.  

1898  On April - 12 grantley H Adams, president of Barbados  

1902  Louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59) on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969)  

1904  On this day in history m Wolf discovers asteroid #531 Zerlina  

1904  On April - 12 harald James Penrose, pilot  

1905  Hippodrome arena opens (NYC) on this day in history.  

1905  French Dufaux brothers test helicopter on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history belgium govt of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns  

1908  Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts on this day in history.  

1908  Carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia on this day in history.  

1909  On this day in history philadelphia's Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium) opens  

1909  On this day in history hermann Kotzchmar, composer, dies at 79  

1910  On April - 12 jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys)  

1910  On this day in history william G Sumner, US sociologist/politicologist (Folkways), dies at 69  

1911  A non-stop London-Paris flight takes 3h56m the first time on this day in history.  

1911  LT Theodore Ellyson qualifies as first naval aviator on April - 12.  

1911  On April - 12 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)  

1911  On April - 12 darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)  

1912  Eric Feldary, Budapest Hungary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep) on April - 12.  

1912  Clara Barton, organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90 on April - 12.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0812  Muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835) was born on April - 12.  

1484  On this day in history birth of antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546)  

1500  Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist was born on this day in history.  

1526  Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585) was born on April - 12.  

1550  Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604) was born on April - 12.  

1577  On April - 12 birth of christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)  

1579  Francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France was born on this day in history.  

1626  Paul Hainlein, composer was born on April - 12.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0065  Death of Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist on April - 12.  

0238  On April - 12 death of gordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle)  

0352  On this day in history julius I, pope (337-52), dies  

0434  On this day in history death of archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople  

1125  On this day in history death of vladislaus I of Bohemia  

1443  Death of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1550  Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1555  Johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75 on April - 12.  

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